Hi I’m ben.
i’m a computer person
i write code and do stuff on the internet
i grew up in the upper peninsula of michigan, received a bachelor’s in computer science from northern michigan university, and now work professionally as a software developer in traverse city, michigan.
i like building software and community through code and sysadmin tools. my current day job involves writing c# for desktop applications. my primary hobby project is tilde.team, a non-commercial public access unix system focused on teaching, learning, and building community.
some fun facts about me:
- i’m left handed
- i love to travel and have lived in ecuador and switzerland
- i tend to avoid uppercase letters if i can help it
i’m also on xmpp as firstname.lastname@example.org.
if you don’t have an xmpp account, you can register one on my server. it runs on a thinkpad in my living room!
i have too many email addresses (eg
*@bhh.sh), but i mainly use email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. if you use gpg, make sure to use my tilde.team address. here’s my pubkey. i’m not very good at email.
i am on bluesky and it’s been very fun so far. feeling cautiously optimistic for its future.
if you’re curious, here’s my resume.